Archive - 2013
Approval was given to continue with the funding opportunity presented by Texas Water Development Board toward the development of the Hunter Well Field and pipeline during the September meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission.
The board recently determined that no grants were available to the city but offered a mainstream loan for the well field development, which is more favorable than market certificates of obligation. City staff make the recommendation to move forward with the loan for the well field, which currently has three wells on chart.
The local Lions Club and Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital are currently having a drive and collecting old and unused eyeglasses for the Lions Club International Recycle For Sight program.
Those wishing to donate may bring the eye glasses to the admissions desk at RPMH this week. Glasses will also be collected at the Wednesday lunch and learn program that will feature eye health.
Fridayâ€™s 51-33 win over Breckenridge proved to be a record-setting night for two Sweetwater players, Bray Amos and Kaegan Jeffrey, at the Sammy Baugh Classic.
Three of the four Sweet-water Middle School teams began their 2013 football seasons last week by win-ning, with all four games in Sweetwater.
8th grade Red 26, Breckenridge 0
Chris Thompson not only threw touchdown passes of 40 yards to Tristan Longoria and 35 yards to Daniel Avila, but also had a 2-yard TD run and a 2-point conversion run. Avila also had a 2-yard TD run. All of Sweetwaterâ€™s scoring came in the first half.
A pair of Lubbock teams prevailed over Sweetwaterâ€™s volleyball team Saturday in a dual match played at Lubbock Cooper.
Sweetwater dropped its opening match to Cooper by a 3-1 count (15-25, 8-25, 25-21, 10-25), and fell 3-0 to Lubbock Monterey by scores of 11-25, 20-25, 16-25.
The Lady Mustangs (8-14) will play a single match today at Miles before returning home Sept. 24 to play Levelland.
Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 88. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, and we'll have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms between now and 8 p.m.
Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 71, with southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo. The photo is of ninth graders in 1959.
Anyone with information on who the people in the photo are or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Melonnie Hicks or Betty Turner at the museum at 325-235-8547.
The hours of the museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Any and all information is appreciated.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane on westbound Interstate 20 at the US 84 overpass in Nolan County today to allow construction crews to continue removing scaffolding as the project nears completion. The passing (left) lane will be closed until early afternoon. Once the passing lane is open, the driving (right) lane will be closed to finish removing the equipment. Both lanes are expected to be open by mid-day on Tuesday.
In an effort to brighten up the school, Southeast Elementary School PTO President Jana Hall approached local artist Cindy Brooks with a novel idea â€” a storybook mural in the main hallway of the school. Brooks was approached in January of this year to paint a whimsical mural for the students, staff and visitors of Southeast Elementary to enjoy. The theme the PTO members came up with is "Where Your Story Begins." The three week project, funded by last year's PTO fundraisers, was finished just in time for Meet the Teacher last month and has been a talking point ever since.
Sight is one of the most precious senses one can possess, but many health factors can greatly reduce your vision. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be focusing on eye health and wellness as the topic of this monthâ€™s Lunch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Led by Cody Wilkinson, doctor of optometry and optometric glaucoma specialist, the seminar will cover the basics of eye health and how prominent diseases and health conditions can reduce or eliminate a personâ€™s sight.